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ZTE hired former Trump staffer to lobby against sanctions

Bryan Lanza, former Trump campaign adviser and White House transition team member, hired one day after President Trump announced his intentions via Twitter.

Chinese telecom giant ZTE hired former Trump campaign adviser and Trump White House transition team member Bryan Lanza to negotiate on its behalf to loosen restrictions that prevent the company from doing any business within the US or with US companies.

Per The Hill, Lanza was hired the day after president Trump announced he  [Read More…]

Is the Pixel 2 a good phone for former iPhone users?

Our forum members sure do think so.

Switching from iOS to Android (or vice-versa) is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Checking out a new mobile operating system often requires a big learning curve, but for some people, it’s one of the best decisions you can make after using the same OS for years on end.

One of our newer members to the Android Central forums is currently using an iPhone 6S, and they’re thinking about upgrading to  [Read More…]

Samsung’s former head of Bixby has reportedly moved to Google

Rhee is said to be working on IoT projects at Google.

In late December, Samsung’s newly appointed CTO Rhee In-jong announced that he was leaving the company due to family matters he needed to tend to. Now, according to a report from ZDNet, Rhee’s accepted a new position at Google as an entrepreneur-in-residence.

What exactly Rhee will be working on at Google is unclear. It’s said that he’ll focus on Internet of Things projects, but aside from  [Read More…]

The 3 best Android phones for former Windows Phone users

Looking for a new smartphone? Here are the three best Android phones you should consider (and why) if you’re switching from Windows Phone.

You’ve likely heard that Windows Phone is no longer a thing. That makes picking an alternative handset an essential step for those who need a smartphone but can no longer rely on Microsoft.

As Executive Editor of Android Central sibling site Windows Central, I have always carried around multiple smartphones to make my  [Read More…]

Samsung’s CTO and former Bixby head has left the company

A successor has not yet been announced.

At the end of October, Samsung announced a heap of changes for its executive department. All three of its co-CEOs were replaced, DJ Koh took over the company’s mobile division, and Rhee In-jong was assigned as the new CTO. However, Samsung confirmed on Wednesday, December 20 that Rhee has officially resigned.

Rhee is said to have expressed a want to leave the company back in July, and in an email  [Read More…]

Former Google SVP says Android photography is a few years behind the iPhone

Google’s erstwhile SVP of social won’t be picking up an Android phone for photography again.

Vic Gundotra worked as an SVP of engineering at Google for nearly eight years before departing the company in 2014. Gundotra was the driving force behind the creation of Google+, and the executive ran Google’s mobile efforts from 2007 to 2010.

In a Facebook post, Gundotra praised Apple’s computational photography chops when it comes to the portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus, calling  [Read More…]

Google brings former iOS-exclusive Motion Stills app to Android

Google’s Motion Stills comes to Android, and it’s fantastic.

Google is bringing one of its remaining iOS exclusives to Android. Motion Stills emerged in the wake of the iPhone 6s’ Live Photos feature as one of the easiest ways to capture short bits of stabilized video and turn it into shareable GIFs.

Now, a year and a bit later, Motion Stills is available on Android — for the 65% or so of  [Read More…]

Google hires former Intel exec as VP of Diversity

Google has a new VP of Diversity.

Danielle Mastrangel Brown, a former VP and Chief of Diversity & Inclusion at Intel, will begin at Google on July. Brown had been with Intel for 8 years, and leaves them with a workforce that is almost a quarter female. We can only hope she has the same luck with Google.

Google’s pledged to improve its diversity time and time again over the last three years, but in their  [Read More…]

Google hires former Apple chip architect to lead design on custom processors

The pieces are falling into place for Google to produce its own silicon for future Pixel devices.

Google has made a big move towards developing its own system-on-a-chip (SoC) for its own Pixel devices with the hiring of Manu Gulati, who has been helping develop chips for Apple since 2009. As first reported by Variety, Gulati has just recently updated his LinkedIn page with his new title — Lead SoC Architect at Google.

Google has reportedly been  [Read More…]

Dropbox snags former Googler to lead design team

Nicholas Jitkoff joins Dropbox team as VP of Design.

Dropbox has expanding its pool of design talent, announcing Nicholas Jitkoff has joined the company as the new VP of Design. Jitkoff previously led Google’s Material Design team, where he worked on top-level projects across Google’s product groups to create “a coherent design language for Google’s suite of products”. Also on Jitkoff’s resume is his notable work developing the first versions of Quicksilver, a popular productivity application for macOS.

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